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What I Know For Sure - Part 1: Joy Summary & Analysis

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When given the opportunity to dance on stage with Tina Turner, Oprah is initially nervous and self-conscious, but soon allows herself to loosen up, let go, and enjoy the moment. Several months later, her friend and mentor Maya Angelou send her a CD of a single song whose lyrics emphasize the importance of choosing to dance instead of to sit out. Oprah knows that every day brings a chance to dance, to live full of joy, fun, and laughter. She encourages readers to embrace those moments and opportunities for joy. Joy can be found in simple places such as laughing with a friend or reading a good book. But pleasure "is energy reciprocated" and what you put out comes back (7).

For her 58th birthday, Oprah gathered a group of friends at her house in Maui. They started talking about an obscure singer they...

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